Flight School

The mission of Colonial Air Flight School is to inspire a lifelong passion for flying in our students. We accomplish this by delivering top quality flight instruction in a professional yet relaxed environment. Our flight instructors are learner focused and their priority is to help you develop into a skilled, confident and knowledgeable pilot.

Flying is easier than you might think, and frankly, most “stick and rudder” skills are learned in the first 10 hours. The remainder of your training focuses on navigation and “real world” flying. And real world flying is what it’s all about. For additional information about our instructors and what keeps us passionate about flying, click here.


Jon Carreiro Jon Carreiro - CFI

Jon first started flying as a Colonial Air student. He started taking flight lessons at 15 years old and has been hooked ever since. Jon moved on to obtain his Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor Ratings all in house at Colonial Air. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management. Flying has always been a passion and he now wants to help others achieve their goal of becoming a pilot.

"Flying is as easy as riding a bike."

Jon looks forward to passing on his joy and excitement for flying to his students.


Steven Cockrell Steven Cockrell - CFII

Steve started flying in 1999, and earned his private pilot certificate just outside of Los Angeles in early 2000.

In 2004, he relocated to Florida to attend Delta Connection Academy. He again relocated, this time to Massachusetts to instruct at the Delta Connection Academy with Bridgewater State College.

"Flying is not a job, it is a passion."

Steve currently has over 900 flight hours and approximately 475 hours of flight instruction. His current ratings include: Commercial pilot airplane, Single and Multiengine land; Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Airplane (CFII).


Flight School News

Cessna 172SBrand New Aircraft for Rent!
2001 Cessna 172S now available for rental here at Colonial Air. This aircraft comes fully equipted with leather interior, 180 HP, as well as the following radio package:

  • King KMA 28 Audio Pannel
  • Dual KX155A NavComs
  • KLN 94 GPS
  • KT76C Transponder
  • KR87 ADF
  • KAP140 Autopilot

Flight Simulator

Colonial Air Flight School is the proud owner of a brand new 2005 FAA approved ELITE PI-135 PCADT flight simulator.   Aircraft include 172R, 182S, 182RG, Piper Archer III, Piper Arrow IV, Mooney M20J, Beech Bonanza A36, Socata TB10, Socata TB20, Piper Seneca III, Beech Baron 58 and the Beech King Air B200. All aircraft instrument panels include an Apollo GPS and some advanced cockpits have an HSI and RMI. Fly any approach in the United States and Canada using the gauges or the GPS! Download real time weather data or input your own wind, ceiling and visibility controls. The PI-135 has fully programmable instrument powerplant, avionics, gear, flap and system failures.

Training in a flight simulator is an ideal and cost effective way of learning instrument approaches. You can stop or pause the flight, manipulate the weather or create instrument and system failures. And, because the PI-135 PCADT is an FAA approved flight training device you can log 10 hours of instrument training time towards your instrument rating. This flight simulator is also approved for instrument re-currency training. In addition, you can fly and log your required six approaches, holds and intercepting and tracking on your own to stay current.

If you have been thinking about getting your instrument rating now is the time to do it. Schedule your orientation flight starting January 5th 2006. Give us a call@ 508-997-0620.

To view the PI-135 go to www.flyelite.com

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